It’s a narrative as previous as time: hacker sees cool device, hacker recoils in horror on the value of mentioned device, hacker builds their very own model for a fraction of the worth. It’s the sort of story that we love right here at Hackaday, and has been the impetus for numerous tasks we’ve coated. One may most likely argue that, if hackers had extra disposable earnings, we’d have a a lot more durable time discovering content material to ship to our beloved readers.
[ Alex Jensen] writes in to inform us of his personal story of sticker shock induced hacking, where he builds his own version of the Hak5 Bash Bunny. His model could be missing a bit within the visible aptitude division, however regardless of coming in at a fraction of the price, it does handle to pack in a formidable array of options.
This pentesting multitool can act as a USB keyboard, a mass storage gadget, and even an RNDIS Ethernet adapter. All in an effort to idiot the pc you plug it into to allow you to do one thing you shouldn’t. Like its industrial inspiration, it options a straightforward to make use of scripting system to permit new assaults to be crafted on the fly with nothing greater than a textual content editor. A rudimentary person interface is offered by 4 DIP switches and light-weight up tactile buttons. These will let you choose which assaults run while not having to hook the gadget as much as a pc first, and the LED lights may give you standing info on what the gadget is doing.
[Alex] utilized some code from present tasks, particularly PiBunny and rspiducky, however a lot of the performance is of his personal design. Detailed directions are offered on how one can construct your personal model of this useful hacker gadget with out breaking the financial institution.
Given how small and cheap it is, the Raspberry Pi is gaining traction in the world of covert DIY penetration testing tools. While it may not be terribly highly effective, there’s one thing to be mentioned for a tool that’s low-cost sufficient that you simply don’t thoughts leaving it on the scene in case you’ve obtained to pull on your balaclava and make a break for it.